Object Title

BREASTPLATE

BREASTPLATE

Date

about 1830

Object Number

III.3942

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, Bay 4 (1991)

Physical Description

It has a deep cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings and a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist, which has a flange that deepens to a point at its centre. The neck, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain, inward-turns, accompanied by numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a missing leather edging for the attachment of a lining. The edges are bordered by thirty two large brass rivets of high and low round-headed form. The rivets are fitted with large cicular internal washers, retaining fragments of a fabric lining band. At either side of the chest is riveted an mushroom-shaped brass stud, to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. Four later holes have been pierced, one at either shoulder and one atr either corner of the waist-flange for display purposes. Bright and patinated.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 48.7 cm ( 19.25 in), Width: 34.3 cm ( 13.5 in) Weight: 2.78 kg ( 6 lb 2.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England